4-H Proud Equestrians Program Instructor Update - 2023

October 7, 2023 - October 8, 2023 A special session for new PEP instructors and MSU Gold volunteers working towards their CTRI runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at East Fork Farms.

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2023 - 11:59PM

East Fork Farms, 10392 N 44th St., Augusta, MI 49012

Contact: Christine Skelly

4-H Proud Equestrians Program Instructor Update

DATE: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 7 - 8, 2023

TIME: Saturday, October 7 

  • New Instructor Session 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm
  • PEP Instructor Session 1:30 p.m. – 9:00 pm                         

Sunday, October 8

  • PEP Instructor Update 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION:                East Fork Farms
                                   10392 N 44th St
                                   Augusta, MI 49012

LODGING:                  Inn at Gull Lake

                                   12500 M-89
                                   P.O. Box 279
                                   Richland, MI 49083

REGISTRATION (Includes sessions, meals, and lodging (shared room):
$200.00 for PEP Instructors, MSUE Volunteers, and MSUE staff (shared room – 2 queen beds).

$400.00 for approved non-PEP instructors (shared room – 2 queen beds). Please email or call Dr. Christine Skelly, skellych@msu.edu, at 810-338-8200 for all approval requests.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 1, 2023

If you are a participant who believes you will be receiving a scholarship, you must contact your county office before proceeding with your registration. For a listing of county offices with contact information, please visit http://msue.anr.msu.edu/county.


Persons who do not show up at the workshop, do not have a replacement, or do not cancel by notifying Christine Skelly by Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, will be charged the full registration rate.


This is a workshop strictly for therapeutic riding instructors and therapists working with therapeutic riding programs or MSUE volunteers and staff working towards their PATH CTRI.

All 4-H PEP instructors certified before Jan. 1, 2023, are required to have completed either the 2022 PEP Update (held October 21-23, 2022) or the upcoming Oct. 7 - 8, 2023 Update to be approved to instruct a 4-H PEP program in Michigan from Jan. 1, 2024 - Dec. 31, 2024.


This workshop supports Michigan 4-H Proud Equestrian Program Instructors in maintaining their Michigan 4-H PEP Instructor certification and PATH Intl. CRTI. This hands-on workshop will strengthen the Michigan 4-H PEP Program by focusing on safe and impactful therapeutic horsemanship instruction that benefits riders with disabilities, volunteers, and PEP instructors. 


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4-H Proud Equestrian Program Instructor Update - Agenda

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